How Long Will We Be Without John Terry, Anyway?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Raul Meireles, winded, completely ignores stricken Chelsea captain John Terry as he tries to catch his breath. What a [redacted]. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

John Terry's knee injury keeps sounding worse and worse. The captain has been absent for two matches in a row after finally getting some treatment for the knee problem he sustained against Portsmouth in early January, but apparently that may not be the extent of the time he misses. Buried in one of the billions of articles about Terry and the England captaincy is this line from Martin Samuel:

Short-term, the diagnosis on his knee injury is not encouraging, with fears he may be out for three to four weeks, removing him from England’s friendly match against Holland at Wembley on February 29.

As a quick reminder, Chelsea play the following matches between now and February 29th:

The games against Everton and Napoli are particularly annoying ones for Terry to be missing out on, and with the result very much in doubt at both Goodison Park and the Stadio San Paolo I'm not sure how much I trust Gary Cahill to deputise for the captain. Hopefully this is just a false alarm - I really wasn't expecting him to be missing for that long when he first took time off to deal with the 'bone oedema' but his absence from the squad against United is preeeetty ominous.

Get well soon please*!

*Goes for Ramires as well.

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